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Woman, 79, thrown into water after boat hits submerged log in northern Minnesota

She suffered minor injuries and hypothermia.

There was a scary moment for a pair in northern Minnesota on Thursday evening, as one of them was thrown into the water when their boat struck a log.

The incident happened on Crane Lake in St. Louis County just before 8 p.m., when responders were called to a boat accident with injuries.

When they arrived, they found a 79-year-old woman from Cook, Minnesota, suffering from minor injuries and hypothermia.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says she had been a passenger in a boat driven by a 73-year-old man, also from Cook, in the Vermilion River Gorge on Crane Lake.

Their boat struck a submerged log, causing the woman to be thrown into the water.

The man then jumped in after her and was able to get both of them back into the boat, and drove themselves to Handberg's Marine in Crane Lake where they were met by paramedics.

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She was taken for treatment to a hospital in Duluth by Life Link helicopter.

Deputies say that neither of them was wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident.

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